Title: THE FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD and ...
Publisher: The Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad, Not listed
Publication Date: 1898
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: 1st Edition
THE FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROAD, original and only known copy of the complete survey and engineering details of this famous railroad¿s construction. A narrow gauge railroad built to service the passengers, freight and mining activity in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado. RIGHT OF WAY DEEDS of The FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS. This volume is the Handiwork of John R. Chamberlin, In the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Associated Companies, circa 1898. Original leather covers with the simple word, "Deeds," printed in gilt on the front cover. Dimensions of book: 5 inches across by 8-1/4 inches in height; 1-1/4 inches thick. 468 pages of detailed maps and memorandums, plus 4 foldout maps of specific city/town sections. There is no specific publisher or publishing date on book. There are no listings of this publication in Wynar or on the OCLC. This appears to be a unique publication. The detail in this book is so precise, it would be feasible to rebuild the FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS from the information it provides. Exact survey points, surface locations, lots, mining claims, streets, blocks, etc. are indicated, along with dimensions, county real estate books, directions, building locations, depots, spurs to various mines, reservoirs, and other topographical details. Maps begin in Florence, Colorado and extend up Phantom Canyon to Victor, in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, through towns such as Arequa and Anaconda, past gold mines and into the City of Cripple Creek. Condition of book: near fine; no evident flaws or weaknesses. This book is a definitive reference on the construction of the FLORENCE AND CRIPPLE CREEK and GOLDEN CIRCLE RAILROADS. Bookseller Inventory # 000080
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